Beijing and Pyongyang have been tight-lipped about whether Chinese President Xi Jinping’s envoy met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: Kyodo
Beijing and Pyongyang have been tight-lipped about whether Chinese President Xi Jinping’s envoy met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: Kyodo

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un ‘snubs’ China in failure to repay diplomatic favour

If confirmed, Kim’s unwillingness to meet Xi Jinping’s special envoy would underline Beijing’s limited influence over its neighbour, analysts say

Beijing and Pyongyang have been tight-lipped about whether Chinese President Xi Jinping’s envoy met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: Kyodo
Beijing and Pyongyang have been tight-lipped about whether Chinese President Xi Jinping’s envoy met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: Kyodo
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